INDIANAPOLIS 500 OFFICIALS TO OFFER MEASLES VACCINE AT RACE

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Race fans attending Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 are able to get measles vaccines at the track’s infield medical center. IndyCar medical director Geoffrey Billows said Thursday a “very limited supply” of vaccines will be available at the medical building near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway museum. He says most insurance companies will cover the cost. Billows encourages concerned fans to get vaccinated before coming to a race expected to attract in excess of 275,000.

Why this matters: The nation is currently struggling with higher than normal measles cases this year with some families choosing not get vaccinated despite recommendations by health officials.